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New Vista Computer Questions...

by chaslosh / July 16, 2007 11:38 PM PDT

My new Alienware with Vista Ultimate is being delivered today. I'd like some advise on what to do after I turn it on. What things need I do other than just turn it on (which is all I needed with previous versions of Windows).

Also, what about this "easy transfer" option? I'm terrified of moving junk from my old XP to the new machine. Do I need to set up files on the Vista computer first, or will the established files and names move and set up on the new Vista computer? Thanks for any advise.

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For me, my first order of business is...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2007 12:11 AM PDT

1. Create Restore DVDs before I move on.

If this fails it's on the phone to support. If they can't solve it then the entire machine is packed and returned as defective.

2. The second thing I do is to eject the usual Norton and other software I don't use then I move to what I need to install.

3. For transfers I slip in my backup DVDs and copy over my stuff. For those that don't backup they have to create or use some other method.

Bob

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Easy Transfer
by anmor / July 17, 2007 9:10 AM PDT

When you get your new Vista computer use it to get Easy Transfer.
You can copy Windows Easy Transfer to your old computer using a CD or DVD.
When you run Windows Easy Transfer on the old computer, you can transfer all user accounts, files, and settings to the new computer or transfer your user account, files, and settings only. You can also use an advanced option to transfer specific folders.

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My transfer is easier than Easy Transfer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2007 9:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Easy Transfer

I slip in my backup DVDs and copy them in. Painless, quick and not a wizard in sight.

Bob

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